Dedan Kimathi on Trial: Colonial Justice and Popular Memory in Kenya's Mau Mau Rebellion.

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MacArthur, Julie, ed. [introduction by Julie MacArthur, foreword by Micere Githae Mugo and Ngugi wa Thiong'o; contributors: David Anderson, Simon Gikandi, Nicholas Githuku, Lotte Hughes, and John Lonsdale; introductory note by Willy Mutunga]. Dedan Kimathi on Trial: Colonial Justice and Popular Memory in Kenya's Mau Mau Rebellion. Athens, OH: Ohio University Press, 2017, pp.432, 24 illustrations, ISBN: 978-0-896803176.

This work unearths a piece of the colonial archive in Kenya long thought lost, hidden, or destroyed, and thus, its discovery and landmark publication unsettles an already contentious history and prompts fresh examinations of its reverberations in the present. Here, the entire trial transcript is available for the first time, and it includes provocative contributions from leading Mau Mau scholars reflecting on the meaning of the rich documents offered here and the figure of Dedan Kimathi (1920-1957) in a much wider field of historical and contemporary concerns...

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